InfoWorld 1998 Product of the Year Awards

The 1998 awards speak well for open-source software:

Red Hat Linux is
operating system of the year
for the third year in a row.

The award for
network hardware
goes to FreeBSD based Internet Devices Inc.’s
(IDI’s) Fort Knox Policy Router.

The award for Internet/intranet tools goes to Netscape Communicator 4.5.

Finally, open standard XML gets the award for
Technology changing the way we look at the Web

“… open-source software and Linux have graduated from being a
buzzing gnat to true thorns in Microsoft’s side…. Linux, showed
it wasn’t just for college kids, as the International Data Corp.
reported that in 1998 Linux server shipments rose more than 200
percent from 1997.”

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